This storm water pond, known by many in our community as the “Duck Pond”, is the next park space in our community planned for revitalization in 2023. This space was categorized in our initial engagements as a “community-destination” because of its water feature; the only one in our community and one for which many residents travel across the community for its specific qualities.
Due to the condition of the play equipment, the City of Calgary’s Parks department in collaboration with the HVCA removed the old equipment this past fall. In the interim, while the H2 Spaces project team continues with community engagement, conceptual designs and fundraising for an updated park space – temporary picnic benches have been installed.
As part of the engagement process, the Hidden Valley Community Association has published a follow-up engagement survey for resident and association members. This feedback will help to determine which amenities will be installed. Click here to participate (the link will open a new window with a form on our Microsoft Teams site).
Donations in support of this project can be made directly through Parks Foundation Calgary, using the drop-down menu selection of HID519. All donations $50 or more are eligible for a tax receipt. Click here to donate to HID519 and select the “Park Projects” link. In the Project Link drop down box, please choose “Hidden Valley Park HID 519” (This link to the Calgary Parks Foundation website will open in a new window).
To join the H2 Spaces planning committee for this park space, please reach out via email to email@example.com.
A group of neighbourhood volunteers along with the HVCA’s project team has collaborated with Parks Foundation Calgary has secured KidNation as the playground vendor to shape what this future park space will look like. This Hidden Hills “Nook” is estimated at a cost of $211,000. With the support of our community, the HVCA project team has been able to reach 100% of this fundraising goal!
The park space, in collaboration with The City will be revitalized in the spring of 2022.